BEEKMANTOWN - Clinton County Sheriff's deputies stopped 51-year-old William Pelt Dec. 8, after he was seen allegedly swerving in and out of traffic.
Authorities believe Pelt, of Beekmantown, was under of the influence of drugs and alcohol and allegedly forced drivers off the road to avoid crashing.
Pelt allegedly failed field-sobriety tests and refused to take a chemical test. He was taken into custody for the charges of driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired by drugs, both misdemeanors.
Pelt was also cited for driving without a license, refusing the test, moving from the lane unsafely and failing to use a turn signal.
He was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail on $1,000 cash bail, which he later posted.
He is scheduled to appear in Beekmantown Court later this month to face the allegations.